Surgical Technology Tuition And Fees | CAHE

Surgical Technology

Become a Part of a Surgical Team



Tuition for the Surgical Technology Program (2022-2023) is $6,125 for each of the program’s 4 quarters, and a total of $24,500.00 for the entire program. Tuition payments are due as follows:

Periods of Time Amount
Tuition Enrollment Payment Towards Quarter 1 Tuition $500.00
Prior to First Quarter $11,750.00
Prior to Third Quarter $12,250.00


Fees for the Surgical Technology Program (2022-2023) are non-refundable once the student has begun instruction during the quarter to which they apply and are due as follows:

Periods of Time Categories Amount
Upon Registration Registration Fee $100.00
Prior to First Quarter
Clinical Fee $500.00
Technology Fee $750.00
Prior to Third Quarter
Clinical Fee $500.00
Technology Fee $750.00
NBSTSA Exam* $250.00

*Fee covers the student’s first attempt. Additional attempts, if applicable, will be an additional out-of-pocket fee at student’s expense

The fees listed above include the following:

  • The Technology Fee is used to provide students with online learning resources, the learning management system, the student portal and the computerized library.
  • The Clinical Fee is used to cover the cost of students’ coverage under the Center’s Malpractice/Liability insurance policy, to operate and maintain the student lab and to provide students with a variety of educational affiliated clinical internship sites.
  • The NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) Exam Fee is used to cover the cost of registration for student’s credentialing examination upon graduation.
  • There will be no hourly charge for make-up sessions/activities.

Students are required to have a physical examination and be medically cleared by a private physician as well as have a criminal background check performed. The background check is done through a third-party company called Certified Background. More information regarding clinical clearance will be provided in the orientation packet. The clinical clearance fees are estimated at $280.00.

Students are required to purchase all textbooks on their own. Textbook costs are estimated at $1,850.00.

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. For more information, please refer to the Financial Aid section in the Institutional Catalog.

Payment Plans may be available to students on a case-by-case basis.

Room and board – students are required to make their own arrangements for housing. The cost of room and board is at the student’s expense.

Field trips and meetings are at the student’s expense.

Upon graduation, the student must apply for the credentialing examination. Fees for the examination are at the student’s expense.

Student may wish to join one or more of the professional organizations in the field. Membership fees are at the student’s expense.

Students are expected to supply their own health insurance plans.


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